Gaming as a hobby in 2018

Gaming as a hobby 2018

I turned 40 this year and I still haven’t stopped playing video games. To the contrary, I reduced my already little TV time once again in favor of gaming and reading. With professional gaming known as esports filling big stations and video game streaming on Twitch as an accepted way to make a living, I thought gaming in 2018 is the new normal. – Within my family and peers at work I still get those pitiful looks when I talk about gaming as a hobby. more

How I accidently created a radio show archive

Back in 2013 I decided to rebuild my 90s techno vinyl collection because my original records and CDs had been lost over the previous decade. I had no written records about anything I owned. But most of it I knew was played at least once in a radio show called the Steve Mason Experience. By searching the internet for playlists of this underground techno radio show – that ran throughout the 90s – I started a journey that would lead to thousands of hours in research and in building an archive website with 8000 music tracks listed: stevemasonexperience.info more

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State of this blog – changes

State of this blog -change

I am not the biggest fan of meta blog posts but for the first time in years it is time to do one for my blog. Change is coming to this blog and some of it is already happening. more

wget save with different file name and special characters in url

To save an URL into a different file name the “-O” option is the best way to go. If you have special characters like ? or & in your URL enclose the URL in double quotes.

This is how it should look:

SSL source without checking the certificate

If you have a ssl source and do not want to have the certificate checked:

Linux console whereis VS which

In a recent incident where I was looking for Java on the console I noticed a difference between whereis and which. This is the short version:

whereis
searches the standard Linix (Unix) locations for a specified command

which
which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment

I prefer which because I am more interested in if a binary can be accessed in the current environment.

Using mail from command line

Simple mail directly from command line

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Install node.js on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

At the time of writing node.js LTS is in version 8.9. Therefore installation of version 8.x on Linux Mint is shown